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Grieving and Praying for the Family in America

I am deeply grieved by the news of yet another school shooting, this time in an elementary school. I am praying for the people of Newtown, who must be experiencing unspeakable horror. May the Lord heal the brokenhearted.

As I reflect on what this means for Christians, my thoughts are directed to the wisdom of Solomon, in Proverbs 24:10-11:

“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?”

My prayer is that the Lord would use His people to sound the alarm all the more loudly and call parents to bring their children safely home, for good.

Joaquin Fernandez

The Duct Tape Chronicles

Here’s a list of cases in recent years where teachers used duct tape on school children. So very sad. Please share IndoctriNation with family, friends, and neighbors.

  • A Denver school secretary who taped the mouth of a six year old was fired, and sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor child abuse, in February of 2010
  • In March of 2009, a Rison, AR elementary teacher was fired and charged with false imprisonment and tampering, for taping student’s mouths and taping them to chairs.
  • A substitute teacher who taped the mouths of two students and restrained them by taping them into their chairs was given two years of probation and eighty hours of community service in July of 2008.  The incident took place at Harvard Elementary in McHenry County, IL.
  • In January of 2009, a Lafayette, Indiana school teacher was fired for taping the mouth of a special needs student.
  • In January of 2008, a teacher at the Driscoll School in Brookline, MA was fired for taping the mouth of a 12 year old student.
  • In September of 2007, a Salazar Elementary School substitute was “dismissed within minutes” after taping the mouth of a seven year old student.
  • A substitute teacher in Terre Haute, Indiana was fired after taping the mouths of several students in May of 2005.
  • In January of 2004, a substitute teacher at Norwood Elementary School, in Sacramento, CA taped the mouth of a first grade student shut “to keep him quiet”.  The substitute teacher was fired.
  • A substitute teacher at the Bruce School in Lawrence, MA was immediately fired for taping the mouths of 20 of her students in February of 2003.
  • A teacher’s assistant at Park Hills Elementary, in Spartanburg, SC was fired in December of 1997 for taping shut the mouth of a student.
  • In January of 2011, a San Antonio, TX elementary school teacher was placed on leave after taping the mouth of a seven year old student.
  • In January of 2011, a teacher in Schertz, TX was placed on administrative leave for taping the mouth of a handful of students at Schertz Elementary School in December 2006.
  • A teacher’s aide at Flintstone Elementary in Prince George’s County, MD was placed on leave for taping the mouth of a student in March of 2009.
  • In May of 2008, a teacher in Cleveland, TX was placed on administrative leave for taping the mouth of a five year old student shut.
  • A Bakersfield, CA teacher was placed on administrative leave in December of 2006 for duct taping the fingers and mouth of a student at Bakersfield High School.
  • A teacher at Sidecreek Elementary in Aurora, CO was placed on leave after he wrapped tape around a fifth grader’s head several times, covering his mouth.  The incident occurred in May of 2005.
  • A teacher at the Della Lamb charter school in Kansas City, MO was suspended without pay for taping the mouth of a six year old student.  Missouri child welfare authorities are investigating.
  • A metro Nashville, TN teacher was suspended in February of 2009 for taping several students’ mouths shut, and taping one student into a chair.   The teacher taught at Park Avenue Elementary.
  • The Vernon-Verona-Sherrill school district in New York settled a lawsuit in September of 2007, arising out of a 2004 incident where a teacher taped the mouth, nose, eyes, and ears of a student for talking during class.  The teacher involved was suspended for thirty days without pay.

Horace Mann’s messianic view of government education

American educator Horace Mann most definitively had a messianic view of government education, where education replaces the work of the cross and the State is father of all children.

Read how religious his language is:

“Such, then, . . . is the Massachusetts system of common schools. Reverently it recognizes and affirms the sovereign rights of the Creator, sedulously and sacredly it guards the religious rights of the creature. . . . In a social and political sense, it is a free school system. It knows no distinction of rich and poor, of bond and free, or between those, who, in the imperfect light of this world, are seeking, through different avenues, to reach the gate of heaven. Without money and without price, it throws open its doors, and spreads the table of its bounty, for all the children of the State. Like the sun, it shines not only upon the good, but upon the evil, that they may become good; and, like the rain, its blessings descend not only upon the just, but upon the unjust, that their injustice may depart from them, and be know no more.” — Horace Mann, from a Report of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1848)

Help us reach 2000 fans on Facebook!

As anticipation builds for the fall release of IndoctriNation, we need your help to spread the word! Please share our Facebook page on your walls, blogs, websites, etc. Tell as many people as you can (taking care not to spam anyone).

We plan to have special giveaways to thank you for your efforts. Prizes include IndoctriNation DVDs, Backstage Passes, T-shirts, and Bus Toys. Once we reach our first goal of 2000 fans, we will randomly select multiple winners. When we reach our next goal of 2500 fans, we’ll select more winners. With each new milestone, more people win!

Once you have shared our page with your friends, please post a comment at this blog letting us know.  We’ll randomly pick the winners from those who (1) share our Facebook page and (2) let us know by leaving a comment on this post.

Editing by numbers.

Our team is editing more than 75 hours of interviews and footage from the IndoctriNation school bus tour down to 90 minutes for your viewing pleasure. The interviews and testimonials are very powerful and we pray will convict many.

Our interviewees include six former public school teachers and a student, four professors and two spokesmen from six universities, eight pastors, 27 authors, the father of a Columbine victim, a constitutional lawyer, and a presidential candidate, in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Get a Backstage Pass for access to many of these amazing interviews in their entirety.

Introducing the ‘IndoctriNation’ School Bus Stress Toy!

The yellow school bus is a striking, unmistakable symbol of the American public school system. Now you can vent your public school frustrations with the all-new IndoctriNation School Bus Stress Toy! A visible reminder that you don’t need to “wait for Superman” to save your child’s education. This unique limited-edition school bus toy includes the IndoctriNation logo.  Your purchase will support the IndoctriNation project.

The success of the IndoctriNation film project will largely depend on your help in spreading the word. This is a great tool to get the conversation started!

Not edible.

The Indoctrination School Bus Toy
Why you might need an IndoctriNation Stress Toy!

- Public Education costs the American taxpayer over $600 Billion a year! 1

– Over 55% of children in public schools use school buses. Transporting children to their indoctrination centers costs you, the taxpayer, nearly $20 billion dollars a year! 2

– The NEA teachers union, largely funded by compulsory dues, actively promotes the Communist agitator Saul Alinsky on it’s own website! 3

– There’s no such thing as a Free Lunch! Except of course in the Socialist utopia called public schools. In it’s first year (1947) the National School Lunch Program cost $70 million – now 31 million kids receive a subsidized or free lunch costing the taxpayer $9.8 Billion a year! 4

– Your School district’s published cost per pupil is almost certainly lower than the real cost. Most estimates leave out capital expenditure – building cost, pension obligations etc. For example Houston ISD’s stated cost per pupil is $8,418, the true cost is $12,534. that’s 50% more than the district publicly states! 5

– If a family with 3 children sends their kids to the D.C. Unified School District for 12 years ($28,170 a year per child), after all the education is complete, that ONE family will have received a total of $ 1,014,120 dollars of educational welfare! 6

– The cost of one pupil for one year in the D.C. Unified School District, ($28,170) could pay for a home schooler ($350 as a moderate annual estimate) for 80 years! 7

– Since the year 2000, there have been over 400 violent deaths in American Public Schools! 8

– According to a 2004 report by Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft, as many as one out of every 10 children will suffer school employee sexual misconduct at some point between kindergarten and 12th grade! 9

Need the IndoctriNation Stress Toy yet?

Click to buy your own today!


Sources
1. http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12459
2. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d09/tables/dt09_176.asp
3. http://www.nea.org/tools/17231.htm
4. http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/AboutLunch/NSLPFactSheet.pdf
5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzvKyfV3JtE
6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzvKyfV3JtE
7. http://www.hslda.org/earlyyears/Costs.asp
8. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/crimeindicators/crimeindicators2010/tables/table_01_2.asp
9. http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3989

Keep up with us on Facebook, YouTube and Backstage

We are making excellent progress on the post-production of the film and we’re very excited about what the Lord will do through the work He has given us. Please pray that He will give us wisdom as we decide what to include in the film.

We have been posting videos and other items of interest on our Facebook page (it is so much more convenient and faster than updating this blog) and we encourage you to join it by clicking “Like” on our page. And if you are able, please share our Facebook page with your friends. (Our IndoctriNation interns will be updating this blog more regularly starting next week.)

Another great way to stay in touch is by visiting our YouTube page. We regularly post new videos and clips from the film there, which we also post on Facebook.

Also, we have been uploading additional interviews to our Backstage section, which can be accessed by purchasing a Backstage Pass. If you have a Pass and haven’t logged in for a while, check out the new uncut interviews we’ve posted recently, including Ken Ham at the Creation Museum, Samuel Blumenfeld in Boston, an interview with a teacher in Nebraska who was fired for speaking God’s truth to his students, and a very touching conversation Emily Gunn had with a graduate from the public school system who shares her testimony about what happens in the “best” schools in America.

Thank you for your prayers and for being cheerful supporters to this timely and important project. May the Lord multiply your blessings back to you abundantly.

The Best $50 you’ll spend this month.

This month we will be uploading tons of great behind-the-scenes material that we shot during our big yellow school bus tour. If you haven’t already, please consider buying a $50 Backstage Pass that will give you access to exclusive interview footage, most of which will never make it into the released film. Your purchase enables us to keep submerged in the post-production of the film without having to come up for air to our day jobs, at least until the end of the year.

In addition to hours of interview footage, your $50 purchase will also get you: 1) A hot-off-the-press first edition of the IndoctriNation DVD, mailed to you before the film release; 2) Full-length online versions of two previous Gunn productions, the award-winning films “The Monstrous Regiment of Women” and “Shaky Town” to watch as many times as you want; and 3) Access to our exclusive Online VIP Premiere of the film, to be shared with friends and family, prior to the nationwide release of “IndoctriNation.”

Also, please visit our Facebook page and click on “Like” to keep up with our progress as we edit this important film. And continue to pray for wisdom and provision, both of which we are trusting the Lord will give abundantly.

The Best $50 you’ll spend this month.

This month we will be uploading tons of great behind-the-scenes material that we shot during our big yellow school bus tour. If you haven’t already, please consider buying a $50 Backstage Pass that will give you access to exclusive interview footage, most of which will never make it into the released film. Your purchase enables us to keep submerged in the post-production of the film without having to come up for air to our day jobs, at least until the end of the year.

In addition to hours of interview footage, your $50 purchase will also get you: 1) A hot-off-the-press first edition of the IndoctriNation DVD, mailed to you before the film release; 2) Full-length online versions of two previous Gunn productions, the award-winning films “The Monstrous Regiment of Women” and “Shaky Town” to watch as many times as you want; and 3) Access to our exclusive Online VIP Premiere of the film, to be shared with friends and family, prior to the nationwide release of “IndoctriNation.”

Also, please visit our Facebook page and click on “Like” to keep up with our progress as we edit this important film. And continue to pray for wisdom and provision, both of which we are trusting the Lord will give abundantly.

Bracing myself

For some time now, and particularly during the last week of the IndoctriNation School Bus Tour, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of this little documentary film we’re making here. I have been blessed to witness our loving Father providentially put many things together, and keep numerous others from taking place, all resulting in the capturing of some truly amazing interviews and probably more than enough footage to edit a few films.

Looking at my viewfinder and listening on headphones most of the time gave me a unique opportunity to listen closely to what Colin and our interviewees discussed and I’ve had a growing sense of really how devastating this film can be against those who will make the case for Christians remaining in and trying to reform America’s public schools. In addition to about 20 interviews we already had before we hit the road, Colin sat down in front of my camera with the likes of Ken Ham, Howard Phillips, John Taylor Gatto, Sam Blumenfeld, Neal McCluskey, Scott Brown, and others, and with three insiders to the public school system: a former principal, a former student, and a current grade school teacher, all of whom gave us phenomenal testimonies and tremendous insights that are sure to impact many who see the finished film. (All of these interviews will be posted online for our Backstage Pass holders to review.)

Only the Holy Spirit can bring conviction to a man and move him to reform his ways, and the Word of God is the sword He uses to pierce the hearts of His people. Having said that, I think the Lord may very well use the humble efforts of a seemingly feeble band of filmmakers to help challenge the thoughts and arguments that have polluted the minds of God’s children for too long.

Please pray for us. We need much wisdom and discernment as we attempt to edit all of this footage down to about 5% of the original content. And we still need to raise the rest of the post-production budget to edit it all into an effective narrative. Our goal is not to entertain but we do desire to engage our audience with a compelling story and to convey our message as clearly as possible.